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  1. BLovedBoston

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my gosh that bride literally starting saying no down the aisle – how crazy! Her poor husband!! Oh my gosh two days until due date!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. Kaliwood

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Love this~!

  3. P!nky

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    What a sweet post, and your dad what a guy. I think it's so wonderful he gave you the gift of unwavering support out loud.

    And that poor girl saying no, I wish I could hug her.

    YOU'VE GOT THIS LADY! I am ready to follow your new journey!

  4. Jennifer Anne

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    This is so beautiful! I loved every word!

  5. Amy

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Your Dad! Oh, he just sounds wonderful. What a wonderful Grandpa he will make. πŸ™‚

  6. Southern Komfort Blog

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    This is so sweet! I had a very similar conversation with my dad before we walked down the aisle together. It's moments like those that you can look back on a think, "Yea, I'm ready. I've got this." We can't wait to meet the babe!

  7. Erin Zauner

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    oh, I can tell with this post that you are ready mama. you are so ready for all that will come with being a mom. and your dad will continue to be wonderful, but now he'll get to be a grandpa and share all that goodness with your baby! sending you labor vibes as I write this!

  8. Morgan Kirk

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    My dad did this for me too and I will forever be grateful for him! Having someone who has loved you before you even knew what love was telling you it's all going to be okay and that he's there for you is so beautiful and wonderful and comforting! I loved this post!!

  9. Jessie @ Just Jessie

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Such a sweet and beautiful post – made me start to tear up! πŸ™‚

  10. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    January 12th, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I always feel bad when I have no comment other than I love this. But I do, I really love it. The look back to your wedding and the moments with your dad, and what you'd say to you if you could go back. I love it all.

  11. Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five}

    January 12th, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Love, love, love this post!

  12. Audrey Louise

    January 12th, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I love this so much. Your dad is such a wonderful father! You can see the joy he has for you and your husband on his face in those pictures! I'm like you- I didn't question my love for my husband or my choice to marry him- but the fact that my parents never questioned Kyle was such a blessing, too. They were so happy to add another son to the family and our wedding day was such a wonderful celebration for everyone πŸ™‚ What an AWESOME grandpa little Jack is going to have!

  13. emily @ a little bit of emily

    January 12th, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    This is such a sweet post. It teared me up! Your dad sounds like such a special man. And oh my goodness – that bride being dragged down the aisle? That would be an interesting wedding, for sure.

  14. Sarah Elizabeth

    January 12th, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Sniff sniff xxxx Such a beautiful story

  15. Sarah Elizabeth

    January 12th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I feel like I should tell you that for some reason whenever I comment on Blogger blogs, the "notify me" option does not show up initially, so if you've ever replied to my comments I haven't received the replies. Hahaha So I am adding my own reply now and checking the "notify me" that now appears here just in case πŸ˜‰ xx

  16. Cara (Kindly Unspoken)

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Aw, such a beautiful post today! You're so lucky to have such a great Dad, mine is the same way and would do anything for me. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Michelle

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Well this is the sweetest thing I've ever read.

  18. Unknown

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    This is so fantastic! My husband and I married two days after our engagement at City Hall so we didn't have time for nerves or second-thoughts to hit us (that was 5 years ago) so I can't really relate to THAT MOMENT but that's such a sweet memory to treasure.

  19. Robin Lea

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    ahh! this made me tear up so much! so beautiful.
    Robin |

  20. awhite

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Omg, what a nightmare- happy that didn't happen to you. The pics are gorgeous, btw! Such a happy day!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  21. Carrie

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    wow. I love this so much. I recently got engaged over thanksgiving, and of course the planning is in full swing. sometimes I find myself getting so extremely overwhelmed with everything. Not overwhelmed in a way that I'm not sure I want to marry my fiancΓ©, more overwhelmed in a way that I sometimes want to run away and get married just him and me on a private beach in flip flops and a maxi dress. I want a beautiful wedding just like every girl does, but more so than that I just want to me with this amazing man forever. when I get overwhelmed i try to remind myself that all the other stuff is just extra. Finding the person I want to be with a building a solid foundation with him is what's most important.

    Honestly tho, how sweet is your father? what a guy.

  22. Robyn B

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    what a WONDERFUL gift your dad gave you! and i love how you tie it to the birth of your first child… this is amazing!

  23. Ileana

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Congrats! That is such a cute story! Though Im still worried about the girl with the panic attack!


  24. Laura Bambrick

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    What a beautiful story and sentiment! Sounds like you have a wonderful dad!

  25. Meghan

    January 12th, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    That is probably the sweetest thing I've read in a very long time! xo.

  26. Kate

    January 12th, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Almost teared up a little reading this! (Aida just gave me a couple of kicks so she must have liked it as well :)) And good idea about the music playlist, I will definitely be following that advice.

  27. Shea Sayers

    January 12th, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    This is so beautiful, I'm glad you shared. I remember my dad saying those things to me too, making sure I knew he was there no matter what. So sweet.
    Shea |

  28. Sarah @ Cunningham Love Story

    January 12th, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    This made me tear up! I love this so much. My dad passed away before I got married, but we were super close & I talked to him about everything. I know that he would have done the same exact thing as your dad. Such a sweet memory for you to have! And I love the idea of having a playlist when you're in labor. I'll have to keep that in mind for one day!

  29. Kristen

    January 12th, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    So sweet! I thought the girl in beginning was going to be you! I was so nervous the morning of my wedding and was not calm until the moment I walked down the aisle!

  30. Mae Rae-MTBA

    January 12th, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Beautiful post! Dads are the best. It's funny you mentioned taking a shot of whiskey to calm your nerves…I actually did.

  31. Claire | Fashion + Feathers

    January 12th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Such a beautiful story. You truly have the gift of writing a gorgeous narrative. What a sweet daddy you have. Jack will be here so soon and you'll be the best mom ever πŸ™‚

  32. Jenn

    January 12th, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Such a sweet, sweet post. I love the relationship dads have with their little girls, and you illustrated it beautifully. Its even better now seeing my husband have such a sweet relationship with our little girl. It melts my heart all over again!

  33. Rachel McCarthy

    January 12th, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Such a sweet story! And what beautiful pictures. Oh wow, two days until the due date!! So exciting!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  34. Cassie

    January 12th, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    OMG, I couldn't imagine being dragged down the aisle while I was protesting. It sounds absolutely horrifying. Your dad sounds so sweet. My dad cracked a joke and told me it was my last chance to run before we went down the aisle. I have no regrets whatsoever, and it sounds like you're in the same boat. All the best welcoming your little bundle into the world.

  35. Candace Groberg

    January 12th, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    This post made me get teary eyed. Your dad sounds wonderful – and your writing is amazing. Best wishes for you in the next couple of days!

  36. Kate at Green Fashionista

    January 12th, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    This is too sweet, I always love listening to how much you love Chris and your beautiful pics of your wedding! Unfortunately, I was a bridesmaid in a wedding like the one you were mentioning. She was in tears while we were getting ready which is supposed to be such a happy and exciting time with your friends. And her dad said you're going through with this, I've already paid xxxx money! Not even 6 months later they were filing for divorce. So sad! So, I love hearing stories like yours <3

    Green Fashionista

  37. Kat

    January 12th, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Such a beautifully written post, friend! Definitely made me want to hug my dadβ€”they're the best, aren't they?


  38. Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost

    January 12th, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    What a wonderful post!! My dad reassured me the same way and it was such a great reminder that he had my back no matter what!

  39. The Lady Okie

    January 12th, 2016 at 9:04 pm


  40. Christina Lea Loves

    January 12th, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    What a sweet story (but oh gosh that poor girl!) – Yay for being so close!!

  41. The Siberian American

    January 12th, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I can't imagine being at a wedding and hearing the bride say "no, no, no." My dad asked me about a million times if I was ready too. It is one of the things I remember most about wedding prep. I love the photo of you and your dad beaming! Hope baby Jack makes his appearance soon. πŸ™‚

  42. Rachel

    January 12th, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This is one of my favorite posts of yours yet! My dad asked roughly a million times as well, but one night as the stress got to me, my husband said he would tell everyone to stay home and we'd forget all the work and just go get married. That was a double clincher for me!

  43. Susan Stange

    January 12th, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Awwwww! This post gave me the chills! Definitely one of my favorites! I'm so sad to hear about that poor girl who sobbed as she walked down the aisle. That's not exactly how I would want my wedding to go.
    I don't recall being asked by anyone if I was ready. Haha! I remember having doubts in the months leading up to it, but I always talked with my then fiance about it and felt better afterwards. After the third month of engagement, about a month before we were to be married, Andrew pointed out to me that the times when I would doubt always occurred during that "special time of the month." I laughed and didn't really doubt anymore after that, and never have I doubted that decision since!
    I love that you're likening your baby arriving to your marriage. They are very similar things. HUGE commitments. Huge, beautiful, painful, wonderful, emotional commitments that change your life forever, in a very good way!

  44. Lindsay Latimer

    January 13th, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Okay, I just sat and bawled at this. So embarrassed. What a beautiful story. Your dad is amazing! You've got this, lady.

  45. Amanda

    January 13th, 2016 at 12:41 am

    This totally made me cry. Such a beautiful post!

  46. Hannah Olson

    January 13th, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Aww!! Chelsea, this is utterly beautiful!! You will be such an amazing mom! And I totally remember the moment right before my dad and I went down the aisle – so exciting!

  47. Alyssa Guttendorf

    January 13th, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Sweetest post πŸ™‚ I hope my dad is as strong as yours when I get to this point in my life!

  48. Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder

    January 13th, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Your dad will be as wonderful of a grandfather as he is a dad it sounds!

  49. Allison

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:15 am

    This is perfect. And I might have teared up reading it. Oh and you will be an amazing mama!!!!

  50. Steph G

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:32 am

    I shed a little tear while reading this πŸ™‚ I'm thinking about you this week. So many happy, positive thoughts heading your way. You are going to be wonderful.

  51. Let Us Wanderlust

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:22 am

    This is such a beautiful story Chelsea! The way you told it and how your Dad was so sweet and always checked in with you, especially that one final time, bought a tear to me eye. You look so stunning and so happy! Xx

  52. Fairy Princess Jord

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Oh my gosh this is just beautiful. Your Dad sounds amazing, and I am so glad you said yes! (:

  53. Sophie Cliff

    January 13th, 2016 at 11:48 am

    This definitely made me sniffle at my desk! SO beautifully written, as ever, Chelsea x

    Sophie Cliff

  54. Elle Sees

    January 13th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    loved this. beautiful!!

  55. Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    This just made me cry. I seriously LOVE your writing, you make me feel all the feelings. So sweet, you're going to be the best mom!

  56. Catherine Short

    January 13th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    What an awkward wedding to attend. My parents asked me the same question several times during our engagement too. I certainly didn't know what I was getting myself into but I knew I'd be okay with who I was living life with…

  57. Emily @ Ember Grey

    January 14th, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Aaaand I'm bawling over here. (Also just texted my dad, "love you") πŸ˜‰ You are going to be one AMAZING mom, Chelsea!!

  58. Lindsay

    January 14th, 2016 at 3:32 am

    I'm such a daddy's girl and this is such a sweet story. Yes to it all!

  59. Madison @ Wetherills Say I Do

    January 14th, 2016 at 5:29 am

    This is beautiful! I will say that even if you were to ask yourself while you're in labor "Are you ready?" it would probably still feel like you aren't. But I can promise you that God prepares you every step of the way to be ready EXACTLY when you need to be! You're going to do great:)

  60. Rachel Gault

    January 15th, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Yikes, that sounds like an awkward wedding to be a guest at! I don't think you have a choice to say "no" to being ready for this baby since he'll be here any minute, but it'll be wonderful πŸ™‚ This post was so sweet, way to get all of our emotions going!

  61. Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos

    January 17th, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Goodness this post made me cry. I'm such a daddy's girl, and the sweet memory you shared between you and your dad just really moved me. What a wonderful man, his love for you is apparent to all of us who have never even met him.

    Happy almost due date!!! πŸ™‚

  62. Kelly Lorene

    January 18th, 2016 at 12:33 am

    What a beautiful post! I will be getting married in September and am sure my Dad and I will have a conversation like this. Stopping by from Becca Dorr's blog!

  63. Crystal

    January 20th, 2016 at 1:29 am

    This made me tear up a little. It's so cool that your dad was so supportive of your engagement, but also made sure that it was still what you wanted. The pictures of the two are you are so sweet… I especially love the first one in this post.

  64. Cramer Coffee and Jesus

    January 26th, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    loved reading this! So glad bloglovin' suggested that we be blogging friends! haha. Super excited to be following along now!

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